Sara's Fave Photos Blog

Check out my new book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory. And welcome to Sara's Fave Photos Blog at Love That Image. My goal is to take a photo that is as compelling and beautiful as in real life, with no or minimal Photoshop work. You may copy a photo but link to lovethatimage.com. Thank you for your thoughtful comments, and thanks for visiting.

Published Wednesday, February 12, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hatiora (Drunkard’s Dream)

These teensy yellow flowers bloom on my south window every January and February. So welcome! And since they are succulents, they certainly tolerate my forgetting to water them very well. I appreciate that, too.

Gourd-shaped little stems give hatiora the common name of Drunkard's Dream

Gourd-shaped little stems give hatiora the common name of Drunkard’s Dream

Joining up with Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayBlooming FridaySkywatch FridayEin Stück Himmel, Monday Mellow Yellows, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, and Saturday Show Off. Please drop by here again soon.

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Published Tuesday, February 11, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lewisia flowers

I just learned the name of these small, pretty flowers recently on the Floral Friday blog. I happen to be reading Sacajawea, about the Lewis and Clark expedition to explore the Pacific Northwest, so when I learned that these flowers were named for Meriweather Lewis I was charmed. These were at Seattle’s huge NW Flower & Garden Show last week.

Tiny lewisia flowers are good in a rock garden

Tiny lewisia flowers are good in a rock garden

Linking to Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayBlooming Friday, Pink Saturday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for your visit here and please come back soon.

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Published Monday, February 10, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Japanese maple in snow

The snow has now melted. Usually in Seattle if it snows it doesn’t last long, so I know to get out there quick and get some photos. This was our little Japanese maple in the front yard yesterday morning, with bare lilacs close to the road behind it.

Laceleaf Japanese maple with snow-covered branches

Laceleaf Japanese maple with snow-covered branches

Linking to Outdoor Wednesday, Water World Wednesday, Scenic WeekendsStraight out of the Camera Sunday, Saturday Show Off, and My Romantic Home. And a new one, Our World Tuesday. Be sure to click on Sara’s Fave Photos above if you see only one photo here.

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Published Sunday, February 9, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Snow scene

It didn’t last long, but it sure was beautiful for awhile in my yard. See the snowy branches reflected in the hummingbird post below.

Magnolia tree branches clothed in snow

Magnolia and dogwood trees clothed in snow

Linking to Outdoor Wednesday, Water World Wednesday, Scenic WeekendsStraight out of the Camera Sunday, Skywatch FridayEin Stück Himmel, and My Romantic Home. I appreciate your visit here so much!

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Published Sunday, February 9, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hummingbird at feeder

We have the kind of hummingbird feeder that suction-cups to the window. Not only does it provide a great view from indoors, but the extra heat from the house keeps the feeder mostly ice free. I went outside to take pictures of the snow and here is our little friend, posing nicely.

Anna's hummingbird at winter feeder in Seattle, WA

Anna’s hummingbird at winter feeder in Seattle, WA

Joining up at Outdoor Wednesday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Water World Wednesday, Camera Critters, NF Winged, Scenic WeekendsMonday Mellow Yellows, Nature Notes WednesdayWeekend ReflectionsMacro Monday, I Heart Macro SaturdayOur World Tuesday and My Romantic Home. Thanks so much for your visit here, and do drop by again soon.

 

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Published Saturday, February 8, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink tulip macro

Love that NW Flower & Garden Show (NWFGS), and all the fabulous flower photo ops there. Not to mention the promise of spring!

Pale pink tulip blushes in a bouquet at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle

Pale pink tulip blushes in a bouquet at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle

Enjoy the photos at Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayBlooming Friday, Pink SaturdayMacro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Unique Weekend Challenge (One), and Saturday Show Off. Thank you so much for your visit here! Click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see more pretty pictures here.

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Published Saturday, February 8, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fairy wings costume

Went to see the fabulous “Sleeping Beauty” ballet at McCaw Hall in Seattle (see it!!) and two costumes for the upcoming “Midsummer Night’s Dream” were displayed in the lobby. I want these wings!

Gossamer fairy wings costume in McCaw Hall in Seattle

Gossamer fairy wings costume in McCaw Hall in Seattle

Linking to Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Blue Monday, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday and Saturday Show Off.

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Published Friday, February 7, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

In Case of Zombies

At Seattle’s NW Flower & Garden Show (NWFGS), one of my favorite gardens had this sign, “In Case of Zombies, Or Yardwork.” We’re all set, now.

In Case of Zombies tool rack at the NW Flower & Garden Show now in Seattle

“In Case of Zombies” mattress spring tool rack at the NW Flower & Garden Show now in Seattle

Linking to Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Blooming Friday, Ruby Tuesday 2Weekend Reflections, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Blue Monday. Thanks for visiting here!

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Published Friday, February 7, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Floating hellebore blossoms

A great visit to the NW Flower & Garden Show yielded fabulous photos, as always. This year’s theme is “Art in Bloom.”

Hellebores, or Lenten Rose, float in a birdbath

Hellebores, or Lenten Rose, float in a birdbath

More neat photos at Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayBlooming Friday, Ruby Tuesday 2Pink SaturdayMonday Mellow Yellows, Water World Wednesday, and Saturday Show Off. Thank you for your visit here and be sure to click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see the my most recent fave images.

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Published Wednesday, February 5, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bridal veils

There’s a wonderful bride shop in Burien, WA (south of Seattle) that was full of such loveliness:

Bridal veils and tiaras on display

Bridal veils and tiaras on display

Linking to Blissful Whites Wednesday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday and Saturday Show Off.

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Published Monday, February 3, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cactus and succulent

A recent visit to Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory was a sun and shadow symphony

Sun and shadows decorate some barrel cactus and gray-green succulent spikes at Seattle's Capitol Hill Conservatory

Sun and shadows decorate some barrel cactus and gray-green succulent spikes at Seattle’s Capitol Hill Conservatory

Linking to Straight out of the Camera Sunday, NF Catching the Light Monday, Skywatch FridayEin Stück Himmel, Scenic Weekends, Blue Monday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Saturday Show Off. Thank you so much for visiting!

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Published Saturday, February 1, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orchid bud

A recent visit to Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory showed this amazing orchid bud:

Bud of a lady slipper orchid (?) at Seattle's Volunteer Park Conservatory

Bud of a lady slipper orchid (?) at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory

Linking to Today’s Flowers, Macro Monday, Pink Saturday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Floral FridayStraight out of the Camera Sunday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday,  and Saturday Show Off. Thank you so much for your visit here!

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